Suit Filed in Breast Reconstruction Case

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downloadAn important part of any medical procedure is consent. If you go in for surgery, part of the process is signing a consent form to allow the hospital to operate on you. But if something goes wrong during that surgery, you may be eligible for a malpractice claim.

A couple in Chicago filed a malpractice suit against the University of Chicago Medical Center and her doctors for what she experienced. She is claiming medical battery and malpractice. The complaint claims that she underwent a series of procedures for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy without her informed consent between December 2013 and May 2014. The suit alleges that the woman was permanently injured internally and externally and will have to undergo further treatment. The suit seeks $50,000 in damages and a jury trial.

Any time we go to the doctor we place our health in their care. Most doctors are trustworthy and have the best interests of patients in mind, but any doctor can make an error that deserves compensation. Recovery from surgery can take weeks or months, and it can be hard to tell what is normal recovery and what is a medical error.

That’s where speaking with a malpractice attorney can come in. Bottar Leone can advise you on what constitutes medical malpractice in the state of New York, and whether you might be eligible for a claim. If you live in the Syracuse area, don’t continue to suffer. Call Bottar Leone for a consultation.

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